2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup plain or Greek-style yogurt
1 cup whole milk
2-3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
4 green cardamom pods, seeds removed and crushed
1 tablespoon rosewater or gingery syrup (optional)
Slice the avocado in half, lengthwise. Remove the pit, peel and roughly chop.
Add the yogurt, milk, sugar, crushed cardamom seeds, and rosewater to the blender and process to a creamy consistency. Taste and sweeten more, if required.
This lassi can be made ahead and kept refrigerated. Serve chilled.
You can replace the yogurt and milk with soy or almond milk for a dairy free and vegan version.You may have to rub the avocados with a little lime juice, if making this version.
Honey can be used in place of sugar.
The rosewater adds a delicate floral note to the lassi (highly recommended)
Alternatively, ginger syrup is a delicious, spicy addition. (you can use syrup from jars of preserved ginger.